We are happy to announce that from 17.11.2022 there will be trainings on Thursdays, too! See details in the Training section below.
Goju-ryu (剛柔流) is a traditional Okinawan style of karate founded by Chōjun Miyagi (1888–1953). The term Goju-ryu actually means “hard-soft style”, which refers to the closed hand techniques (hard) and open hand techniques and circular movements (soft) that comprise this martial art. Goju-ryu incorporates both circular and linear movements, combining hard striking attacks such as kicks and close hand punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns, and throws. Major emphasis is given to breathing correctly in all of the katas but particularly in the Sanchin and Tensho kata.
Our trainings take place every Monday and Thursday from 18:00 to 20:00 in the following locations:
- Monday: the dojo of the Aikidoclub Kleinbasel, Sperrstrasse 44, 4057 Basel
- Thursday: the small room of the Freizeithalle Dreirosen, Unterer Rheinweg 168, 4057 Basel
Jozef Chocholacek, 4th dan (black belt grade) Goju-ryu karate. Started with karate in 1989 in Zvolen, Slovakia, got his 1st to 3rd dan in Brno, Czech republic, where he also worked as a trainer in the Taro kan karate team, and as Secretary general of the Czech Goju-ryu Karate Federation. Moved to Switzerland in 2012, founded the Koshinkan Basel in 2017 with two other karate enthusiasts. Awarded the 4th dan by Taira Masaji Hanshi in October 2019.
Koshinkan means in Japanese the House of Old and New, i.e. the place, where Old and New meets. And that is exactly what we want to be: a place where the Old, traditional Okinawan karate, meets the New - a modern training approach based on physiology, biomechanics, and HAPV-theory.
We are a new club, established by members of the Basel Goju-ryu Meetup after 9 months of regular trainings. We are open for new members from 14 years* of age, both beginners and experienced karate practitioners are welcome. Contact us or just come by for a free probe training.
We are a Shibu-dojo (official representative) of the Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai, and members of the Chidokai section of the Swiss Karate Federation.
* The limit is not absolutelly strict, but we are not yet ready to accept children. Teaching children requires different training methods, and it would be virtually impossible to combine methods for children with methods for adults. The result would be dissatisfaction for all.
- Adults: 70 CHF
- Students: 40 CHF
- Juniors (14-17): 25 CHF
- +41 78 881 12 08 (Jozef)
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